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(BBC)   Gangnam Style Grand Prix Discussion Thread. Mark Webber on pole. Heyyy Sexay Coverage 1:30 AM ET   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 44
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2012-10-14 03:08:54 AM
2 votes:
Once again, implied team orders ruin another race.

There's no way Webber even endangers Vettel's tires by getting near him unless Alonso closes. Alonso isn't pressured from behind because he knows Massa will never pass him
2012-10-14 02:13:11 AM
2 votes:

WhyteRaven74: And given there will likely be two US F1 races, the question comes up again why there isn't at least one US backed/based/owned F1 team and no American F1 drivers.


There was a US F1 team. They were called US F1 Team. They couldn't afford to compete and ended up folding like gentlemen's literature.
2012-10-14 01:22:22 AM
2 votes:

Jensaarai: Korean GP Lap 1:
[i.imgur.com image 591x325]


Here's what that looked like from Alonso's perspective.
2012-10-14 01:15:15 AM
2 votes:
Korean GP Lap 1:
i.imgur.com
2012-10-14 12:43:57 PM
1 votes:

King Something: Ferrari was one of the three teams with workable tyres. That's why the FIA didn't compromise.

/10 laps to go


The teams had agreed to a compromise to install a chicane at the last minute which would have lowered the speed going around a corner of the oval. Only one team refused to accept the compromise - Ferrari. They knew exactly what they were doing, and having only six cars on the starting grid ruined F1's presence in the US - they only ran two US GPs after that because attendance plummeted.

ancker: I love how people only complain about team orders when Ferrari does it.


Team orders were banned for almost a decade, but when Ferrari got caught issuing one, they cried to Ferrari International Aid and and got the rule changed.

Ferrari gets what Ferrari wants, the health of the sport be damned. And that's why they're the only team I root against on a consistent basis.
2012-10-14 05:28:00 AM
1 votes:

King Something: Lewis just picked up a huge piece of astroturf

/2 laps to go


Hopefully this will get rid of that stuff, it is as bad as when they paint the concrete green.

paj: [i.imgur.com image 694x389]


As great as that, this is what I have been looking for:

www.deccanchronicle.com

Has anyone seen more drivers dancing?
paj
2012-10-14 03:48:15 AM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-10-14 03:43:54 AM
1 votes:
*grumbles*

Still a pretty good F1 race, I suppose. Not as good as it could be, but filled with lulz P5 and back.
2012-10-14 03:35:44 AM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: SniperJoe: That was ridiculous.

Yep. And as for safety and refueling, given other forms of racing and refueling, that doesn't work. Are we supposed to believe that the cars called the ultimate race cars can't manage to safely refuel? Then again we're supposed to accept they're too fragile and sensitive to run more than what 170 miles in a race? But don't dare question they are the ultimate race cars.


This is why GT beats the ever-loving shiat out of F1.
2012-10-14 03:32:02 AM
1 votes:
Astroturf fail.

The annoying thing about these tactics is that if you *have* to be a blatant shiat head about team orders, why not release Massa to pressure Red Bull, then call him into the pits?

The only reason not to do that is Alonso's pride.
2012-10-14 03:19:28 AM
1 votes:

Jensaarai: The SPEED crew were just speculating he had re-signed in the wake of Lewis to Mercedes and his performance last weekend.


I heard that, but I can't imagine him resigning without it being announced. It's not like there's any reason to keep it under wraps.

they don't care if their shenanigans ruin the sport so long as they can put another trophy on the shelf.

I remember when a few teams, notably Williams, were handing Ferrari their ass in the early 90s when things like traction control and other things were legal and Ferrari apparently couldn't figure out the new tech or find its ass with both hands. After a couple seasons of looking bad, all that tech gear was banned. Not only was stuff that was being used banned, stuff no one had even raced, like the CVT Williams was working on was banned. So Williams had years of R&D thrown out the window on something they never even used. And by all appearances, all this just to help Ferrari.
2012-10-14 03:15:52 AM
1 votes:

Jensaarai: This is the sort of crap that made me bail on F1 after that ridiculous Barrichello/Schumacher bullshiat.


This is why I biatch so much about Ferrari - they don't care if their shenanigans ruin the sport so long as they can put another trophy on the shelf.

/Fernando and deMontezebungholio deserve each other
2012-10-14 03:05:14 AM
1 votes:

King Something: If it was that easy, they'd be able to release the game in late March or early April.


I was thinking late May certainly would be reasonable.

Bernie won't allow it.

Yet another reason to despise the man. Given the history of F1 you could have one of the all time great racing games, but Bernie is too much of an idjit to see what could be done.
2012-10-14 02:55:18 AM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: UNC_Samurai: Ah, yes, the F1 2012 video game.

The 2012 F1 game, which came out two weeks before the 2013 FIFA soccer game. The FIA hasn't quite figured out the whole release date thing with games yet. Yeah let's release the game near the end of the season with the current year.


They can't release their title until late in the season because they don't get to see the cars before the season starts. The dev team gets no help in figuring out how to model the cars.
2012-10-14 02:51:37 AM
1 votes:
Ah, yes, the F1 2012 video game. Try it without an expensive wheel - it's a great way to recreate the start of Spa!
2012-10-14 02:44:33 AM
1 votes:

UNC_Samurai: Now let's see if Massa can walk Fernando down.


If he gets within striking distance, expect the pit crew to tell Massa to look after his tyres.
2012-10-14 02:30:44 AM
1 votes:

mjg: Correct me if this has been done already but has any news organization done a piece on the 'business of F1'?

Much has been done on Bernie but I'd also be interested in coverage of how smaller teams (ie. Force India) can maintain a team. (what are the team incentives; sponsorship; tech developments, etc)

/any comments, thoughts?


The biggest problem with the business of the sport is the Concorde Agreement, the document that governs how Formula One Management (the commercial group), the FIA (the rules body), and the Formula One Teams' Association (except Red Bull and Ferrari, who negotiate as independent entities) divy up the responsibilities and revenue for the sport. You have effectively five major parties that enter into an agreement, the terms of which are generally kept secret until a new Agreement is reached.

The nicest thing about F1 in regards to the rest of international sports? F1 has the most forthright corruption you'll ever find.
2012-10-14 02:26:34 AM
1 votes:

UNC_Samurai: and you only get eight to cycle through in a season.


That needs to go. Also bring back refueling. And let's have some fun. A 450 km race at Spa? That would be fun.
2012-10-14 02:16:33 AM
1 votes:
The marshals can't get to the car and aren't doing anything to get to it. Well now we know where the replacement NFL refs went...
2012-10-14 02:15:20 AM
1 votes:

King Something: WhyteRaven74: And given there will likely be two US F1 races, the question comes up again why there isn't at least one US backed/based/owned F1 team and no American F1 drivers.

There was a US F1 team. They were called US F1 Team. They couldn't afford to compete and ended up folding like gentlemen's literature.


Welcome to Fark, Mr. Brundle.
2012-10-14 02:08:41 AM
1 votes:
Yep, Jenson Button just got a taste of the old Kamui Kobiyashi Maru.
2012-10-14 02:07:37 AM
1 votes:
Angela Cope'd
2012-10-14 02:07:12 AM
1 votes:

seelorq: Why not bring in Sam Posey a little more? I like his stuff. He sounds like History the way the old 1970s NFL slo-mo guy did. Those were awesome.


I love Posey, have since I was a kid in the 80s and he was on ABC as part of their CART broadcast team. I love how he doesn't hold back with what he thinks, like a few races back when he was very critical of how F1 is making innovation all but impossible.
2012-10-14 02:07:01 AM
1 votes:
And now Britney is against the wall.
2012-10-14 02:05:41 AM
1 votes:

King Something: even though all can be aired live in the US with no problems


and NBC has NBC Sports where they could show everything live, and then just re-air it on NBC proper.
2012-10-14 02:03:45 AM
1 votes:
Boogity boogity boogity!
2012-10-14 02:02:26 AM
1 votes:
And given there will likely be two US F1 races, the question comes up again why there isn't at least one US backed/based/owned F1 team and no American F1 drivers.
2012-10-14 02:00:15 AM
1 votes:
Here we go....
2012-10-14 01:59:58 AM
1 votes:

seelorq: . I am still amazed the sanctioning bodies/sponsors haven't gone all nazi and roped it off, but until they do, I'll be trackside for free


Most racing sanctioning bodies are pretty laid back. Now the people who do Formula 1? Not so much. Officially yes it's the FIA, but Formula 1 has it's own body within the FIA just as other sanctioning bodies operate under FIA auspices, just that F1 is a lot more wrapped up in the FIA.
2012-10-14 01:55:32 AM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: I take it everyone has heard that starting next year NBC will have F1 for the US....


I can't say I've ever watch NBC's coverage of auto racing. Do they usually have more commercials than Fox, less, or about the same?
2012-10-14 01:55:08 AM
1 votes:

Jensaarai: /They may not be wrong


Given Lauda's history? I suspect they're not wrong. Also I can't imagine Brawn getting along with Lauda for long. Brawn has no reason to suffer anyone.

UNC_Samurai: like Eddie Jordan.


Well yeah, but then Buxton is English, Jordan is Scottish.
mjg
2012-10-14 01:54:21 AM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: I take it everyone has heard that starting next year NBC will have F1 for the US....


No Bob Costas, no Bob Costas, no bob...
2012-10-14 01:52:43 AM
1 votes:
I take it everyone has heard that starting next year NBC will have F1 for the US....
2012-10-14 01:52:42 AM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: Jensaarai: LOL @ Buxton

Buxton is awesome. Also he's one of a very few people with permanent F1 credentials, meaning he doesn't have to apply for credentials for each race, his credentials are good for every race. Which makes him a rather rare breed.


And he doesn't set foot three wigs to the wind like Eddie Jordan.
2012-10-14 01:52:28 AM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: BTW anyone catch Formula 1 Debrief and Hobbs getting very snarky about Niki Lauda getting involved with Mercedes?


The SPEED crew has been talking mad shiat about the future of Mercedes with Buxton. To listen to them, Brawn will be gone soon and the team will go the way of Jaguar within a few seasons.

/They may not be wrong
2012-10-14 01:51:33 AM
1 votes:

Jensaarai: LOL @ Buxton


Buxton is awesome. Also he's one of a very few people with permanent F1 credentials, meaning he doesn't have to apply for credentials for each race, his credentials are good for every race. Which makes him a rather rare breed.
mjg
2012-10-14 01:49:11 AM
1 votes:
2012-10-14 01:49:04 AM
1 votes:
BTW anyone catch Formula 1 Debrief and Hobbs getting very snarky about Niki Lauda getting involved with Mercedes?
2012-10-14 01:48:40 AM
1 votes:
LOL @ Buxton

He writes an article somewhat defending Grosjean, and backs it up in a Reddit AMA.

Then he asks Massa if he's concerned about starting new Grosjean before going to Lotus.

A+ shiat stirring. Fark level, even.
2012-10-14 01:48:18 AM
1 votes:
And now for the national anthem...

♫ ♫ BAH WEEP GRA NA WEEP NINNY BONG ♫ ♫
2012-10-14 01:47:38 AM
1 votes:

seelorq: So how often does qualifying sell out?


Pretty regularly. It's not usual to see large swaths of seats empty for an F1 qualifying session. And at some races, qualifying sells out because so many people want to see something, anything and race tickets are gone in the blink of an eye.
2012-10-14 01:43:48 AM
1 votes:

UNC_Samurai: It was an absolute monsoon.


Weather is one issue, the fact the track is not exactly close to any major cities in Korea is another one.
2012-10-14 01:42:31 AM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: So, how many empty seats will there be today? During qualifying there were lots of empty seats.


If I had been attending, after 2010, I'd be hesitant to buy tickets again. It was an absolute monsoon.

/Texas is expensive as hell, but they'll have great weather.
2012-10-14 01:38:29 AM
1 votes:
So, how many empty seats will there be today? During qualifying there were lots of empty seats.
 
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